Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour

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Full-Day Auckland Scenic Tour
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Take in the top attractions of New Zealand's largest city on this full-day scenic tour of Auckland. Drive through the City to Tamaki Drive by air-conditioned 12-seater Mercedes with a guide, discover sites of interest including Devonport, Mission Bay and gaze over the coastal scenery from Achilles Point. Travel to the top of 2 of Auckland's volcanoes for stunning 360 degree views; North Head, a volcano with the most commanding, spectacular views over the City, inner harbour and the Hauraki Gulf, and also see Auckland historic Mt. Eden, the highest volcano on the isthmus. Admire native birdlife at Muriwai Beach, the spectacular rugged coastline with black sand beaches and sip fine wines along the Kumeu Wine Trail. Visit the Auckland Domain, home to the Auckland Museum and visit the 2 stunning Wintergardens and Fernery. Enjoy our historic lunch stop in Riverhead. Marvel as we journey into the lush countryside.This 8-hour tour includes round-trip travel from your Auckland accommodation 
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In Brief

Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Fully narrated tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Small group ensures personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
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Itinerary
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Pass By: Auckland Harbour Bridge, Curran St, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Drive over the Auckland Harbour Bridge, built in 1959, offering the most spectacular views and photo opportunities of the City and beyond

Pass By: Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

This quaint little township, often remarked being similar to Sausilito, is the oldest suburb on the North Shore of Auckland. Picturesque streets which are home to over 5,000 old wooden villas

Stop At: Muriwai Gannet Colony, 428 Motutara Rd Waitakere, Muriwai Beach, Auckland 0881 New Zealand

The most western part of our tour, with views to the gannet colony and also with breath-taking views down the west coast of New Zealand and the Tasman Sea

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: North Head Historic Reserve, Takarunga Rd. Devonport, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Steeped in history and is an underground "mini city" with a labyrinth of tunnels, some of which we journey into. We walk around this volcano (flat walk) with simply spectacular 360 degree views of Auckland

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Achilles Point, Cliff Road St Heliers Bay, Auckland Central, Auckland 2004 New Zealand

Steeped in history with spectacular Harbour Views

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Auckland Domain, Park Road, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

We visit the 2 stunning Wintergardens, the 2 enormous glasshouses, and the Fernery where guests can see and touch our most famous fern, "the silver fern.

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Soljans Estate Winery, 366 State Highway 16, Kumeu, Auckland 0892 New Zealand

New Zealand is famous for wine and we journey into the wine growing district of West Auckland and stop and do some wine tasting

Duration: 30 minutes

Stop At: Riverhead, Riverhead, North Island

Our lunch destination is at Riverhead. Steeped in history dating back to 1857 overlooking the uppermost finger of Auckland's Waitemata Harbour (lunch not included in tour)

Duration: 45 minutes

Pass By: Mission Bay, Mission Bay, North Island

Soak up the stunning views of Auckland Harbour coastline flanked with our beautiful native pohutakawa trees

Pass By: Kohimarama, Kohimarama, North Island

Another of Auckland's inner city beaches that was formerly the home of New Zealand native parera duck

Stop At: Remuera, Remuera, North Island

New Zealand's richest suburb as we explain how to tell the age of the old wooden villas and about their construction and other facets

Duration: 5 minutes

Stop At: Mount Eden, Mount Eden, North Island

Journey to the highest point in Auckland (196 metres) with simply spectacular 360 degree views. This is one of 56 extinct volcanoes in Auckland bosting one of the largest volcanic craters in Auckland

Duration: 30 minutes

Pass By: Tamaki Drive, Tamaki, Auckland Central, Auckland New Zealand

Journey along this road built in 1931 offering magical views of inner Auckland

Pass By: Parnell Road, Auckland Central, Auckland 1052 New Zealand

Parnell is the oldest suburb in Auckland dating back to 1841 and is home to the Auckland Rose Garden and the Golden Mile of Parnell with its numerous eateries and the quaint Parnell Village

Pass By: Orakei Basin, Orakei Road, Auckland New Zealand

We visit one of Auckland's 3 crater lakes. This formed from a volcanic eruption that occurred 85,000 years ago

Pass By: Paritai Drive, Orakei, Auckland 1071, New Zealand

The richest street in Auckland and New Zealand offering breath-taking views over the Harbour and City

Pass By: Waimauku, Waimauku, North Island

We enter the countryside of West Auckland where guests will see farms, livestock and marvel at the greenness of the pasture

Pass By: Coatesville, Coatesville, North Island

We journey through this wealthy area in the countryside of Auckland, flanked by enormous homes, and we show guests the Coatesville Mansion that recently sold for $32.5 M

Inclusions

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off at Downtown Centrally Situated Hotels or Cruise Ships
  • Driver/guide
  • Transport by air-conditioned minibus
  • Wine-tasting
  • Entry/Admission - Soljans Estate Winery

Exclusions

  • Lunch
  • Personal expenses

Departure Time

8:30 AM

Departure Point

Sky Tower, Victoria Street West, Auckland CBD, Auckland 1010, New Zealand

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up ONLY from all Downtown CBD Accommodation (Hotels, BNBs, Backpackers Hotels etc) and also the cruise terminals for guests arriving by cruise ship

Ports
Auckland

Returns To

Returns to original departure point

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • At time of booking, Cruise ship passengers must provide the following information at time of booking: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time
  • Some easy walking is involved. Comfortable shoes recommended
  • Minimum Age is 10 years
  • We can provide this tour to groups larger than 11 by discussions with Viator and ourselves
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

This was a great way to see Auckland. We went to several places we would not have known about or could not have accessed in a different type of tour bus. The tour guide/driver, Tyler, was very personable and made this trip great!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2019
We enjoyed our day spent with Mike. He was very attentive and informative and the tour was thorough. We lunched at an excellent restaurant and explored every area in the city.
• Submitted 14 Nov 2019
Anderson Touring company is a small company and simply outstanding with bus drivers like Robert. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and especially so efficient.What a very special and memorable day.If you want to tour Sydney's blue mountains and Ferndale Wildlife park etc GO WITH ANDERSON and Ask for Robert!Thank you Robert😊
• Submitted 01 Apr 2019
Our guide Nick was wonderful, entertaining and knowledgeable. This excursion exceeded our expectations and gave us a good feel for both Auckland and the surrounding countryside. Nick provided unique local stories and really gave us a feel for life in this part of the country. Excellent!!! Highly recommended.
• Submitted 19 Mar 2019
Nick was our tour guide. He made the day fun as well as interesting. He showed us what Auckland means to him and how proud he is of his country. I would recommend this tour for anyone who wants to get an overview of Auckland.
• Submitted 07 Mar 2019
We were a group of 8 and driver Dave was waiting for us as we got off the ship. The tour was fabulous and Dave has a tremendous sense of humor and excellent information of Auckland. I highly recommend this tour and get Dave as yoru river.
• Submitted 04 Mar 2019
Wonderful tour with Nick, an experienced guide and excellent driver. Another happy excursion with viator. Bravo guys!!
• Submitted 23 Nov 2018
This was a superb tour. We ended up being the only 2 people on the tour so our guide really went out of his way to personalize our experience. We are very interested in horticulture so it was great to learn more about gardening and farming in the Auckland area. We were surprised by how much we got to see and how far we traveled It was a great overview of all of the different areas surrounding the City center and we came away feeling that Auckland has a great deal to be proud of. My only suggestion would be to show us on a map where we had been. I tried to figure it out when we got back to our hotel but we went to so many places, I couldn't figure it out! Very minor issue and we felt like we had a great day and the tour was well worth the money. Highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 11 Apr 2018
Worth it. The tour guide ,I think his name is Nic,he was pleasant and good.My husband and I enjoyed it very much
• Submitted 10 Mar 2018
An excellent comprehensive tour of Auckland and the near-by suburbs. Comfortable 11 person van. Our guide David was extremely knowledgeable and helpful and responsive. Scenic, pleasant lunch stop .
• Submitted 26 Feb 2018
I would highly recommend this tour, especially if its your first time in Auckland and/or you have limited time there. Dave, our driver/guide and company owner was incredible! First of all, he is a great/safe driver. He is also a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic guide. The company is professional, well-equipped and efficient. You wont be sorry if you book this tour.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
This is an excellent tour for a first time visitor to get a feel for the sights in and around Auckland. Our tour guide, Nick, couldn't have been better at keeping us entertained with his stories and descriptions of what we were viewing. During the tour, he overheard me talking about a bad experience with a taxi driver when we disembarked from our cruise ship. I was worried about taking another taxi to the airport when we were leaving in several days. He then offered to pick up my wife and I and drive us to the airport on his day off. And he did it for a smaller charge than any of our other options. He didn't want us to leave Auckland with any type of bad impressions. Great tour led by a great person. Through no fault of Nick or the tour operator, it poured rain all day during the tour. We still had an enjoyable experience.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2018
David the driver tour guide was the best. The sights amazing. A very good day to see Auckland
• Submitted 05 Feb 2018
David was fabulous. We were one of four couples in the tour van and David went above and beyond to show us all the sites of Auckland. We could not happier. He's a delightful guy, easy to follow, fun-loving a a great person to spend the day with. Could not be happier!
• Submitted 30 Jan 2018
We had the best day with David and our small group. The weather was cloudy and a bit rainy but we still couldn't help but fall in love with Auckland! We learned ad saw so much---great value. Couldn't have been happier!
• Submitted 19 Jan 2018
Loved, loved this experience! Our family of 5 ages 11 and up enjoyed every part of this tour! We were able to arrange pick/up and drop off very easily with our location. We got a terrific overview of the city with a very personalized touch from our tour guide, Nick. He remembered what was important to each passenger on the journey, and then made sure to point out along the way. High attention to detail, very nice wine tasting, amazing lunch. Definitely the best way to see and experience the Auckland area! Worth it.
• Submitted 07 Jan 2018
This was our best tour ever. A warm greeting got the group mixing right from the start. The information provided and the enthusiasm of the guide to please was exceptional. We where taken to all the best sites, many of which other tours do not cover. Photos where provided for from the very best vantage points. It was an absolute pleasure to spend the full day on the bus and to walk away totally satisfied and in love with Auckland. We cannot recommend this particular tour high enough as a must do in Auckland. Thanks ever so much, Terry and Brenda
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
This tour was fabulous. David, our tour guide from Auckland Scenic Tours was wonderful. He is very knowledgeable about Auckland and took us on a comprehensive tour of the city. We could not have asked for a better day. This tour was definitely a highlight of our visit to this beautiful city.
• Submitted 08 Dec 2017
Cant rave enough about this trip, David our driver went above and beyond our expectations taking us to places a lot of the bigger buses are unable to access. His local knowledge and enthusiasm for the city comes across in the tour.
• Submitted 27 Nov 2017
This is a gem. Our tour guide DAve who is also the owner operator took us on his clean modern minibus all across town to sites the big buses can't get to. We got in and out quickly missing the traffic jam. We had a wonderful sampler of all the highlights in town but also the western part of the black sand beaches. Lovely wine tasting and a stop for lunch where the locals eat. Highly recommend it! 10 out of 10!!
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
An excellent day touring Auckland and surrounds. David was a friendly and well informed guide. Comfortable vehicle and very professional and friendly service. Visited some lovely spots with great views over the city such as One Tree Hill and Victoria Hill. Lunch in a very nice restaurant in Auckland's wine growing region. Most enjoyable! Visit to Soljans winery was nice - they make a very enjoyable pinot gris. Wish we had bought more as it is not available in Australia. All in all a great day spent exploring a lovely city with David. Would not hesitate to highly recommend this company. Look forward to returning to Auckland in the not too distant future and would most definately consider another tour with this company. Thanks David for a great day. Best wishes, Margaret and Max
• Submitted 10 Nov 2017
Great small group experience, saw all the sights and our guide was awesome. Unfortunately, it was overcast and rainy in some areas so we could not get out and enjoy the view.
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
This was so perfect! I was the only person on this tour so I had a private full-day scenic tour!! How lucky I felt. My guide was wonderful - he was very knowledgeable and personable. He took pictures for me so I could be in them and was really nice. I highly recommend this tour.
• Submitted 01 Nov 2017
We enjoyed this tour immensely. Our driver/tour guide Dave Keenan was very knowledgeable about New Zealand and its history and he made the tour very enjoyable with his anecdotes. Highly recommended.
• Submitted 25 Sep 2017

In Brief

Location:
Auckland, New Zealand
Country:
New Zealand
Duration:
8 hours
Operates:

Daily

Highlights:
Comprehensive tour of the city
Fully narrated tour
Private guide for a more personalized experience
Small group ensures personal service
Free hotel pickup and drop-off included

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